Keir Ogilvie Scratches 200 Fly at Canadian Olympic Trials Day 4


Keir Ogilvie scratched the 200 fly on day four of the 2021 Canadian Olympic Trials after placing 3rd in the 100 fly on Saturday with a lifetime best time of 53.28. He was ranked 8th in the 200 fly which was his last event of the meet.

The other three event scratches came from 7th seed Sophie Angus, a 5th year at Northwestern, and 8th seed Katja Pavicevic, a UCSD rising junior, in the 200 breast. Both swimmers also scratched the 100 breast on Sunday and this was their last event of the meet.

Like Angus and Pavicevic, Kayla Wilson has scratched all her events so far, the women’s 100 free being the last one.

The women’s 200 breast will see top seeds  Kelsey Wog and 2016 Olympian Sydney Pickrem. Both swimmers have already placed top two in an event at this meet, and Pickrem has been pre-selected to make the team in the 200 IM, 200 breast and 400 IM due to her 2019 World Championships finishes.

Wog won the 100 breast final on Sunday.

James Dergousoff and Eli Wall top the heat sheets in the men’s 200 breast, seeded half a second apart. They took 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, in the 100 breast on Sunday to 1st place finisher Gabe Mastromatteo19-year-old Mastromatteo is ranked 3rd in this event.

2000-born sprint stars and 2016 Olympic medalists Taylor Ruck and Penny Oleksiak are the top two seeds in the women’s 100 free, followed by the women’s 50 free champion Kayla Sanchez. Oleksiak won gold in this event at the 2016 Rio Olympics, tying Team USA’s Simone Manuel for the win.

In the women’s 200 fly, Mabel Zavaros leads the field by a full second followed by Danielle Hanus and Mary-Sophie Harvey. Zavaros and Hanus took 4th and 5th place, respectively in the 100 fly on Saturday, an event won by Canadian National Record holder Maggie MacNeil.

MacNeil was not entered in this event, but she will race the 100 free today where she is ranked 4th.

Canadian National Record holder Mack Darragh and Montana Champagne lead the men’s version of the event. Darragh made the 200 IM final on Monday, ranked 6th, but chose to scratch it. This is Darragh’s last event of the meet.

To end Tuesday’s prelims session, we will see battles between 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Brent Hayden, Markus Thormeyer, and Yuri Kisil. At 18 years old, #4 seed Joshua Liendo is the youngest in the top 16 of this event, followed closely by #5 seed Finlay Knox.

Hayden and Liendo placed 1-2, respectively,  in the 50 free final on Monday night.

All Event Scratches

Women’s 200 Breast

Men’s 200 Breast


Women’s 100 Free

Women’s 200 Fly


Men’s 200 Fly

Men’s 100 Free



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2 years ago
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
  1 Penelope Oleksiak      00 TSC                 53.41      54.00A 
    r:+0.68  26.16        54.00 (27.84)
  2 Kayla Sanchez          01 AAC                 53.57      54.18A 
    r:+0.70  26.17        54.18 (28.01)
  3 Taylor Ruck            00 SCAR                53.03      54.73  
    r:+0.77  26.33        54.73 (28.40)
  4 Katerine Savard        93 CAMO                55.69      54.82  
    r:+0.68  26.69        54.82 (28.13)
  5 Rebecca Smith          00 SCAR                54.82      54.88  
    r:+0.76  26.22        54.88 (28.66)
  5 Margaret MacNeil       00 LAC                 54.06      54.88  
    r:+0.68  26.90        54.88 (27.98)
  7 Sarah Fournier         96 CNQ                 54.82      55.39  
    r:+0.72  26.57        55.39 (28.82)
  8 Brooklyn Douthwright   03 CNBO                55.53      55.49  
    r:+0.66  26.78        55.49 (28.71)
  9 Alyson Ackman          93 PCSC                55.16      56.02  
    r:+0.60  27.07        56.02 (28.95)
 10 Elan Daley             05 MAC                 56.22      56.25  
    r:+0.66  26.88        56.25 (29.37)
2 years ago

Looks like Pickrem DNS the 200 Br. Already pre-qualified so maybe wants to save her body and get a solid 400IM time in.

2 years ago

Have Canada’s men’s sprint freestyle made the Tokyo cut? With Hayden and Thormeyer, they might be quite useful if Liendo and Knox can continue their trajectory.

That’s looking like one of the more competitive relays to make a final come Tokyo. Medals ought to be between USA, Russia, Australia, GB, Italy, Brazil and possibly Hungary. But France, Japan, Canada, Greece, Poland and the Swiss ought to be in a very competitive race for a final slot and could take down one of the more fancied teams if they don’t perform or underestimate the prelims.

Would be nice to see a competitive men’s relay coming out of Canada in any event.

Reply to  Jamie5678
2 years ago

I agree with you between Medallists with HUN being the least likely, and the last spot will probably be of the French unless JPN shows something good.

Reply to  Jamie5678
2 years ago

Based on individual times it should be USA vs. Russia for gold and Australia vs. GB and maybe Italy for bronze. If you add up the top 4 individual times this year, Hungary actually has been faster than Brazil. France is almost a second behind Brazil/Hungary. Hungary clearly has the least depth, they can’t afford to rest Milak, Nemeth or Szabo, i think they might be the most at risk of mssing the final of the projected top 8.

Reply to  AnEn
2 years ago

I think brazil can be faster cause trials were held outdoor on rainy/windy conditions. We will have a better look at Sette Colli.
Also due to Covid, the swimmers were out of Pool a lot of time.. (Thinks are still the worst globally here)

Last edited 2 years ago by Rafael
2 years ago

Anyone else having trouble accessing the CBC live stream?

Reply to  canadaman11
2 years ago

Yeah it says “click on the player above” yet there is no player.

Reply to  EliteSwim99
2 years ago

Can’t access it either. Incredibly frustrating

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2 years ago


Reply to  canadaman11
2 years ago

It’s working now, finally.

Reply to  canadaman11
2 years ago

Me, too

Reply to  canadaman11
2 years ago

Go in thru the ‘video’ link at the top of the site and the event is there.

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